TORONTO – Scotiabank continues to expand its footprint in Latin America, with a plan to acquire a 51 per cent controlling interest Peru’s Banco Cencosud for approximately $130 million.The agreement, which is subject to regulatory approval, will make Scotiabank the second-largest credit card issuer in the South American country.The deal will see the two companies enter into a 15-year partnership to manage the credit card business and “provide additional products and services to customers,” according to a Scotiabank statement.The company says Cencosud is the second largest supermarket and fourth largest department store chain in Peru, and its banking branch has more than 315,000 clients.Scotiabank first established a presence in Peru in 1997, and it now has more than 10,000 employees across 310 branches in the country.The company operates in 11 countries across Latin America, with a particular focus on Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia.In January, the lender announced a deal to buy Citibank’s consumer and small and medium enterprise operations in Colombia for an undisclosed amount.In December, Scotiabank said it had secured a deal to buy a 68 per cent stake in a Chilean banking operation, BBVA Chile, for $2.9 billion.Companies in this story: (TSX:BNS)
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that her country risks being viewed as an unreliable partner in joint European defence industry projects.Merkel’s comments Thursday came amid tensions with France and Britain over Berlin’s ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Paris and London say it prevents them selling jointly developed equipment with German components to the country.Merkel said joint European projects require “reliability between partners.” She said other countries sometimes have different perspectives and Germany needs to discuss the matter, “otherwise we will be viewed as morally arrogant … or we will be viewed as incapable of compromise.” She added there’s no use “paying lip-service to a great Europe and how we all want to work together.”The chancellor’s coalition partners favour a very restrictive line on arms exports.The Associated Press read more
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s Liberal government used its first full day in office to act on a promise to help small businesses by announcing a tax cut for them.Premier Brian Gallant said lowering small business income taxes by half a percentage point to 4%, starting Jan. 1, will reduce their costs and make them more competitive. “It is a way for us to give small businesses a break and even help some of them survive in these trying times,” Mr. Gallant said Oct. 8.“We have a diversified approach to growing our economy and creating jobs, one that includes helping and supporting our small and medium-sized businesses.”The small business tax rate is applied to any business with taxable income of less than $500,000 a year. The Liberals promised during the recent election campaign to drop the rate to 2.5% by 2018, which would give New Brunswick’s small businesses the lowest income tax rate east of Manitoba.Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada, small businesses in Prince Edward Island pay 4.5%, while the rate in both Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador is 3%.The premier said the change will cost the government $1.5-million in revenue over the remainder of the current tax year, and mean a loss of $4.5-million a year for each half-percentage-point drop.Denis Robichaud, the New Brunswick director of provincial affairs for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said the tax cut is welcome news and will help small businesses create or maintain jobs. “This is a step in the right direction … and every little bit helps,” he said.It could mean that companies can give employees more hours or invest in training and equipment, Mr. Robichaud noted. However, he said the impact could be offset by a plan by the Liberals to raise the minimum wage by $1 to $11 an hour by 2017.“We know many CFIB members will be affected by this increase and will have no choice but in some cases reduce hours or put the brakes on future hirings,” Mr. Robichaud said.New Brunswick’s minimum wage is set to rise to $10.30 a hour from $10 by the end of this year.d read more
TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed sharply lower Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said that it would maintain the pace of a key stimulus program.The central bank said after its two-day interest rate meeting that it will continue to purchase US$85 billion in bonds every month to keep long-term interest rates at record lows.But the greenback gained ground and bond yields advanced as the central bank also offered a more optimistic outlook for the U.S. economy and job market, raising expectations that the Fed is moving closer to tapering its purchases.The loonie was down 0.6 of a cent to 97.34 cents US. On Wednesday afternoon, the benchmark U.S. 10-year bond was yielding 2.35 per cent, up 15 basis points from before the Fed statement and up sharply from about 1.6 per cent at the beginning of May.The Fed statement had been much anticipated as a cloud of uncertainty settled over markets after Bernanke first mentioned the possibility of tapering the U.S. central bank’s monthly purchases of US$85 billion of bonds during congressional testimony on May 22.Traders also took in the first major speech of the new governor of the Bank of Canada. Stephen Poloz used the speech to call on business to show confidence and start spending.Poloz has only been on the job since June 3 and traders wanted to see how he potentially differs in tone from his predecessor, Mark Carney, who left the central bank’s top job to take over as governor of the Bank of England.He told a service club audience in Oakville, Ont., that the sustained recession knocked many exporting businesses out of operation, but that other areas of the economy were rebuilding.“The good news is that the balance sheets of corporate Canada are healthy and the capacity to invest exists,” said Poloz.He added that the central bank’s long-standing target of low, stable inflation remains “sacrosanct.”Other than that, “Poloz’s speech had little in the way of hints as to his monetary policy view or policy leanings, with the topic focusing on business confidence and an overview of the recovery,” said CIBC economist Emanuella Enenajor.“The speech did not touch upon or reiterate any previous monetary policy statements issued by the bank, suggesting that Poloz is steering clear of swaying markets one way or the other in advance of the next month’s policy decision and monetary policy report.”Commodity prices were mixed with the July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down 20 cents to US$98.24 a barrel amid a surprise gain in oil inventories in the U.S. last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said supplies rose by 300,000 barrels for the week, while analysts had forecast a decline of 1.1 million barrels.July copper was one cent lower at US$3.14 a pound while August gold bullion rose $7.10 to US$1,374 an ounce. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Loonie slides, U.S. bonds, greenback advance on stimulus cutback expectations by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 19, 2013 8:38 am MDT read more
Redshirt-junior Hunter Callahan serves the ball during a match against Texas A&M Feb. 9 at the Varsity Tennis Center. OSU won, 4-3.Credit: Alice Bacani / BuckeyeTV news directorThe Ohio State men’s tennis team has come out of the month of March looking like a lion. After identifying themselves as kings of the Big Ten, the Buckeyes are now ranked number one in the nation for the second time this season.Playing on the road Friday and Sunday against Minnesota and Wisconsin, respectively, the Buckeyes (23-2, 8-0) solidified their spot atop the ITA rankings.Against the Badgers (9-11, 1-6) Sunday, the second and third doubles teams got off to fast starts to earn the point for the Buckeyes.Redshirt-junior Kevin Metka and freshman Herkko Pollanen defeated junior Michael Sinha and sophomore Jakhongir Jalalov, 8-4, while redshirt-junior Hunter Callahan and redshirt-sophomore Chris Diaz crushed sophomore Frederik Strabo and freshman Elliott Sprecher, 8-2.Moving to singles play, Callahan and redshirt-freshman Ralf Steinbach were off first after dominating the back end of the Badgers’ lineup.Callahan defeated Strabo 6-1, 6-0 and Steinbach beat Sinha 6-3, 6-3.Senior Peter Kobelt clinched the match for the Buckeyes off with a 7-5, 6-1 win over sophomore Alexander Kokorev. Kobelt, ranked No. 8 in the country for singles, had lost his previous two matches, but came out strong on Sunday.“A whole lot of tennis is just forgetting about the past and that was my goal (Sunday),” Kobelt said Sunday. “Just try to play good tennis and I was able to do that (Sunday). The results come after that. I was able to get a win … hopefully the wins keep coming. You can only prepare to play good tennis, not win or lose.”Metka, Pollanen and Diaz all won in straight sets as well to sweep all matches and give the Buckeyes the 7-0 win.Friday against the Gophers (9-9, 3-3) the number one doubles team of Kobelt and Steinbach got in on the action along with Callahan and Diaz to give the Buckeyes the doubles point.Kobelt and Steinbach defeated juniors Leandro Toledo and Eric Frueh 8-7 (7-2) while Callahan and Diaz beat junior Mathieu Froment and sophomore Ruben Weber 8-5.In singles, Steinbach and Callahan were off first this time after winning their respective matches.Steinbach took down freshman Jeremy Lynn 6-1, 6-1 and Callahan beat senior Juan Pablo Ramirez 6-3, 6-1.Kobelt was upset by Toledo 6-1, 7-6 (7-5), but shortly after, Metka defeated Frueh 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to give the Buckeyes the match.A win by Pollanen and loss by Diaz made the final score 5-2.Next the Buckeyes are scheduled for a big non-conference road test at No. 14 Kentucky Wednesday. The two teams played each other Feb. 7, with the Buckeyes winning 4-0.The match against the Wildcats in Lexington, Ky., is set to begin at 2 p.m. read more
Whalesong, written by Barbara Leahy, is the third prize winner of the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2014.This year marks the 26th anniversary of the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition, which over the years has proved to be the launching pad for many renowned Irish writers.THE OLD MULVEY house had lain empty for years until the Russian moved in. Early one June morning, my father brought news of the arrival. ‘Thrown out of Russia for writing dirty books,’ he said. ‘A nice proposition to be landed in to us.”That house can’t be fit to live in,’ my mother said. She was stirring figures of eight into a pot of porridge. When she lifted the spoon, they dissolved.My father chewed the end of a crust as though it was a bone. ‘A summer up there and he’ll wish he was back in Siberia.’Angry bursts of steam spat from the porridge.‘Ma, it’s burning.’She stirred the pot again. ‘He’ll miss his own people.’The wedding clock chimed nine. My mother’s parents had refused to come to the wedding, and sent the clock instead. My father used to joke that it was really a timer for a bomb that would explode some day and blow him to smithereens so that my mother would have go back to Northern Ireland and I’d meet my Granny and Grandad at last. It was a beautiful clock with a picture in the centre of a lion and a unicorn, and pointed golden hands. My mother was like the minute hand, slender and quick. My father was the hour, squat and slow.He stood and stretched. After the door clattered shut behind him, my mother nodded in the direction of the Mulvey house. ‘We’ll pay a visit,’ she said. ‘Go out and see if he’s there.’I ran into the garden. The Mulveys’ house was at the top of our hill, the only two-storey, jutting like an eye-tooth from a bank of heather. In the front porch sat the Russian, dressed in a black suit, staring out to sea.I went back into the kitchen. ‘He’s there.’My mother wound a towel round her hand and lifted a pan of bread out of the oven. She washed her hands and dried them on her apron. Beneath her feet, the lino was worn into a grey triangle – table to sink, sink to cooker, cooker to table. I wondered how many miles she’d walked in the kitchen.‘Come on,’ she said, tucking the bread under one arm.She snagged fuchsia from hedges as we walked up the hill. ‘I think I might tackle the ceilings tonight,’ she said. She’d painted every room in the house that year. ‘Your mother will collapse if she stops moving,’ my father used to say, and I pictured her spinning through the house like a gyroscope, her balance dependent on her speed.One of the Mulvey sons had built the porch; a botched job. Salt air grated paint from the wood, and damp settled in, rotting the window frames and rusting the catches. It was roofed with clouded perspex, mossy and stained. Two wicker couches, their cushions faded yellow, and an upturned apple crate served as furniture.The Russian rose as we approached. My mother stopped outside the glass door and held out her offering. ‘For you,’ she said, and I wondered if the Russian would understand that she couldn’t help about her accent, over being from the north, and it didn’t mean she had an opinion of herself, no matter what the women in the village said.He was an old man, with a long thin face. His white beard sprang wild like scrub from his chin, and his hair began somewhere around his ears, straggling low to his neck. A deep cleft ran upwards from the bridge of his nose so that his forehead seemed about to split in two. He rattled the door open and stared at the tea-towel.‘Bread,’ my mother said, unwrapping a corner.He reached out and took the loaf, holding it at arm’s length. Steam rose from the moist linen. Slowly he brought the bread close to his face and inhaled. Then he nodded at my mother, ushered us into the porch, and disappeared into the house.We sat on the wicker furniture. I squirmed on the damp cushions. My mother raised a finger to her lips.The Russian’s house overlooked all others on the hill. Each garden ran down towards the village like steps of a stairs. I could see our rectangle of grass split with a line of washing, and below that, past more gardens to where the village began, the chequered row of houses and shops, blues and whites and greens and reds, and the sweep of the sea wall facing them. I could even see the crescent of sandy beach, shrinking with the tide, and the sun-bleached pier reaching out into the water. From here, the Russian could see everything.He returned, carrying a silver urn and set it on the crate. The tea towel became a tablecloth, the bread he cut in wedges as though it was cake. When he turned a handle on the urn, a stream of black tea, flecked with leaves, ran into my mother’s cup. We ate the crumbling bread and sipped the bitter tea.Finally, my mother set her cup down on the crate and stood up. The Russian stood too, nodded once more, and we left.‘So thin, poor man,’ she said as we walked home. ‘I wonder would he like some broth. Or a stew.’We visited him often after that. She brought soups and stews, cakes and bread. He held each loaf the way he had held the first, breathing in the buttermilk and soda like a diver rising to the surface, taking a long sweet breath of air. We always sat in the porch, eating the bread, moist and brown as earth, and rarely speaking.My mother slowed to a new rhythm with the Russian, an ebb and flow of tastes and smells, signs and gestures. In return for the food, he gave her gifts of things the tide had left behind: smooth jewels of sea glass, colours muted by waves; spiralling whelk shells traced with delicate pink whorls. He showed us pictures of his home town, a great bustling port. Once he showed us a curling photograph of a woman and three little boys.‘Three sons, all grown up,’ my mother said, as we walked home. ‘His wife died years ago.’‘How do you know? He didn’t tell you.’ I was sullen that day. It was late August; the school holidays were nearly over. All summer I had hoped for something to happen but nothing had.‘Not in words,’ she said.One morning we found the Russian standing outside the porch. As we approached he lifted one arm and pointed. Down on the beach, a wreath of people circled a dark shape. ‘A lost whale,’ my mother said.Later, I ran down the hill, my anorak puffing up with wind. I grabbed the sea wall and hoisted onto my arms. The whale was lying near the parched wooden struts of the pier. Its sleek black body was tipped to one side, so that one corner of its mouth was angled upwards, exposing deep white grooves along its throat. The tail was curled in an arc, lying like a propeller in the sand.I skidded down the slip-way to the beach. Up close, the whale shone steel-grey and the sand around its jaws was murky with blood. Great rents scored its side, like slashes in tarpaulin.‘Is it dead?’ someone asked.‘If it was dead you’d know about it,’ a man said. ”Twould stink to high heaven.’Two men in red wind-cheaters were taking measurements. They tapped rods into the sand with stones, and tied swathes of red plastic ribbon, circling the whale. ‘When the tide comes in, it will swim away,’ I said. The men never looked up, just kept tapping wooden stakes into the sand.The whale didn’t swim away. Next day the men took more measurements, hammered more stakes. An ice-cream van and a chip van parked at the sea wall where a crowd gathered. Parents sat their children along the wall, fed them ice-cream and lemonade, and waited.The whale still lay on its side, a slimy trail of red pulp dripping from its mouth and pooling in the sand.One of the wind-cheater men was standing at the cordon, pouring tea from a flask.‘What kind of whale is it?’ a boy asked.‘A humpback. Near on forty foot.’‘Are you going to save it?’‘Gone beyond saving, son.’ The man flicked the dregs of his tea onto the sand.That night I woke to hear movement in the kitchen. My mother had always been restless by night. Often, when I crept along the passageway I’d find her lifting plates from the dresser, rearranging them, then changing her mind and replacing them as they were.‘What are you doing up,’ she said. She was sitting in an easy chair in the kitchen. The curtains were open and a glow of light shone from the Russian’s window. She opened her arms and I climbed onto her lap. ‘He writes at night,’ she told me, wrapping her arms around me. She held one fist tightly closed.It seemed to me then that somehow the Russian was writing her thoughts, that he could hear all the unsaid things inside her. He was a lighthouse, drawing her silently through the darkness towards him, and I wanted to anchor her in the chair with me forever.‘Ma, why are you so pally with the Russian?’She shifted beneath me. I felt something swell, then diminish within her. Her breath ruffled my hair.‘He reminds me of my father.’I wanted to ask her about her father, to find out all the Russian knew, but I was afraid the words would shake her, spill her secrets like seeds, and they would take root in the gaps between us and grow into dark, undeniable truths. I wondered if the Russian was watching our house from his window, or staring out to sea, or looking down onto the beach to where the whale lay.‘Ma, is the whale going to die?’She took so long to answer, I thought she was sleeping. Then she kissed the top of my head. ‘He says it cries by night,’ she said. ‘Isn’t that a terrible thing, to lie alone, crying at night?’When she fell asleep, her fingers softened, and a chunk of sea glass rattled to the floor.That night, I dreamed of the whale bounding through the ocean, singing to its mate, while all the time a snare of sharp rocks lay waiting for it in our bay. I woke next morning in my own bed. I thought of my mother sitting all night in her easy chair, watching the light on the hill, while below on the beach the whale lay dying in the darkness.***The Russian died that September. Finding the porch empty one afternoon, my mother entered the house for the first time and found him lying among his books. A week later I was helping her peg clothes on the line when we smelled burning. Our eyes stung and streamed by the time we reached the bonfire on the hill. One of the Mulvey sons stood stripped to the waist in the sunshine, feeding the fire with paper. For days afterwards we could smell the Russian’s writing in our clothes.The whale’s jaw bones were polished and put on display in the harbour. They stood in a gleaming white arc, like an enormous marble wishbone.Up close, the bones were grey and stippled with tiny holes. When I walked underneath them, it felt as though the whale was rising up out of the earth, swallowing me whole. My fingertips dragged on their scuffed surfaces, and although my father pointed out the grooves and hollows where the whale’s blood had once flowed, it was hard to imagine that something so empty had ever really lived. Barbara Leahy’s stories have appeared in Crannóg magazine, on the RTÉ Ten website, and in various anthologies. She has won the Hungry Hill Short Story Competition, the Doris Gooderson Short Story Competition, the Wells Festival of Literature Short Story Competition, and the Words with Jam Shortest Story Competition.Listen: Whalesong by Barbara Leahy read by Aonghus Óg McAnally>Short Story: The Chamber Pot read more
Google Reader is about to shut down (presumably for good), and the race is on to attract users that waited until the last minute to flee. Digg Reader already launched in beta, and now AOL’s ready to get in on the action.AOL Reader is currently in its beta phase, too, and it looks snazzy enough. The overall design is very similar to Google Reader, though it’s got a few more viewing options. You can toggle between a text list, a fully content view, an attractive “card” view that shows a feed’s header images and titles in a neat layout, and the Outlook-style pane view.AOL Reader’s card viewMost of what you’d want from a Google Reader alternative is there. AOL Reader makes subscribing to and discovering feeds easy enough, and it’ll import your existing Google Reader feeds — just make sure to log in with your Google account during the initial setup.You can’t organize your feeds into folders yet, though that may be in the works. That’s not a huge problem for users with only a handful of feeds, but if your subscriptions number in the hundreds (or even dozens) it makes things a bit messy.AOL Reader is also missing one other key piece of functionality that so far has escaped Google Reader clones: built-in search. AOL looks like it has search, but in the words of Admiral Ackbar “It’s a trap!” The box at the top of the window is actually tied to AOL’s web search. A query and a click gets you a new tab with results that might be relevant — but they certainly won’t be limited to your subscribed RSS feeds.Here’s a question worth asking yourself if you’re thinking of switching to AOL Reader. Do you really want to sign up for a service that’s run by AOL? This is, after all, the same company that just shut down Spinner — one of the most popular and respected music sites on the web and a solid pageview generator.If Google — who loves analytics more than any other company on the Internet — doesn’t feel like an RSS aggregator is a profitable enterprise, I’ve got serious doubts as to how long AOL will be willing to support its new Reader. read more
Stay on target Arghh Tom Holland just ruined #AvengersEndgame for anyone who was waiting for the Blu-RayThanks TomYou bastard#GrahamNorton #grahamnortonshow— Andy Wedge (@andy_wedge) June 21, 2019This isn’t Holland’s first time dropping key film details for fans either: Holland accidentally shared Spider-Man: Far From Home’s movie title on social media outlets and he reportedly walked into an Avengers: Endgame theater and shouted that he was “alive” to viewers, Deadline noted.For those that haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet, the movie is still in theaters. Spider-Man: Far From Home, which stars Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Zendaya, premieres on the big screen July 2.More on Geek.com:‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Shares Favorite Marvel Fan Experience‘Avengers: Endgame’ Returns to Theaters With Extra Post-Credits Scene‘Avengers: Endgame De-Feminized’ Edit Is World’s Worst Fan Film Trend Tom Holland is on a movie spoiler roll: The star recently revealed another big Avengers: Endgame death during an interview and some fans were not happy about it.On Friday, the Spider-Man: Far From Home actor appeared on The Graham Norton Show, where he spilled the beans on Tony Stark’s status in Avengers: Endgame, Variety reported. Holland initially appeared on the show to discuss the upcoming Spider-Man sequel film, which is connected to the Avengers: Endgame plot.“The film is a direct continuation of Avengers: Endgame so we deal with the ramifications of the blip, of the death of Tony Stark,” Holland said on the show. “Sorry if anyone hasn’t seen the film! If you haven’t, then you’re living under a rock, to be honest.”Tom Holland just giving absolute zero fucks to anyone who has still been under the rock and not yet seen End Game #GrahamNorton— Andrew Leason (@ANDREW0675) June 21, 2019Last month, Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony Russo and Joseph Russo lifted the ban on the movie’s spoilers, however, some Graham Norton Show audience members were annoyed that Holland had to drop this key information on Iron Man’s farewell and vented on Twitter about it.Am I gutted I found out one spoiler about End Game from @TomHolland1996 on tonight’s #grahamnortonshow despite avoiding anything to do with the film for months until I am able to finally watch it, yes i am #damnyoutomholland — Jo (@GellatlyJo) June 21, 2019 imagine getting this far not having any endgame spoilers since i had exams and couldn’t see it and then @TomHolland1996 giving a massive spoiler on the #grahamnortonshow — S. (@farmigagoat) June 22, 2019 Best (And Worst) Movies of Summer 2019Marvel Writer Dan Slott: Spider-Man Should Not Have Killed in ‘Endgame’ @TomHolland1996 thanks Tom for ruining Avengers End Game for me…some of us are able to avoid spoilers you know until we get a chance to watch the movie! Cheers #grahamnortonshow #notimpressed pic.twitter.com/raU1KKnztp— nazia chishty (@Nazoo_Chishty) June 21, 2019 read more
Former TNA Wrestling owner Dixie Carter took to her Twitter yesterday to congratulate EC3 (Ethan Carter III) on being called up to the main WWE roster from NXT, signing her post as “Aunt D”, and noting how “proud” she is of him for this accomplishment. EC3 was featured in a video on both this week’s RAW and Smackdown as one of several NXT stars’ coming to the main roster from NXT. EC3 signed with WWE in 2009 and wrested in WWE’s then developmental company Florida Championship Wrestling under the ring name of Derrick Bateman. He also competed in NXT from 2010 to 2013. He was released from WWE in May 2013.He then made his debut as heel at the TNA Bound For Glory Pay Per View October 20, 2013 as Dixie Carter’s spoiled nephew under ring name of Ethan Carter III, later going by EC3. During his time in TNA/Impact Wrestling EC3 held the TNA/Impact Wrestling/Impact Grand Championship Heavyweight Title belts. EC3 was released from his Impact Wrestling contract on January 13, returning to the NXT brand, sitting in the audience at the TakeOver: Philadelphia Pay Per View during Royal Rumble weekend. He later confirmed he signed with WWE and make his official debut on the March 28 episode of NXT as a heel interrupting NXT General Manager William Regal during his announcement regarding the NXT North American Championship. You can check out Dixie Carter’s Twitter post below:So proud of you E! Congrats to @wwe too… Can’t wait to watch you hold those major titles in the air. Love you, Aunt D #toponepercent #wwe #raw #smackdown https://t.co/PItJMUM0vl— Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) December 18, 2018 WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte read more
Shahid KapoorInstagramShahid Kapoor is on cloud 9 as his most criticised film Kabir Singh has crossed Rs 200 crore in just 13 days of its release beating Salman Khan’s Bharat which had taken 14 days to reach the milestone.The actor has not only pulled off his career’s most flawed character on screen with great finesse but he has once again proved his versatility. He has now fallen short of words to express his gratitude towards audience who have showered their unconditional love on Kabir Singh.The role Shahid plays in the movie has been condemned by a section of the audience and critics who have tagged it misogynistic and one which perpetuates toxic masculinity. But Kabir Singh, a remake of the Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, has still scored Rs 206.48 crore at the domestic box office.”Your love is so overwhelming words will always fall short. Thank you for understanding him forgiving him and loving him with all your heart. We all fall apart. And we all must strive to rise from our faults. To be better. To be wiser. To be kinder. He is flawed. So are we all. You didn’t judge him you experienced him. You understood him. I have never ever felt so thankful. The most flawed character I have ever played. Has become my most loved,” Shahid Kapoor wrote a heartfelt note on Kabir Singh’s success on Instagram. Shahid Kapoor, Kiara AdvaniInstagramHe further said, “Indeed indian cinema and the audience has come a long way. More power to brave choices. More power to you all for your maturity and humanness. You have given me wings to fly. To not only be burdened by the need to be loved to be a star but to have the courage to be hated in equal measure to be an actor. Here’s to cinema mirroring life. To protagonists who don’t have to be restricted by their goodness and can be human and imperfect. There is perfection in imperfection and that is the beauty and the challenge of this human life. Thank you. Again and again. You all are the heroes of this story.”Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Kabir Singh, also features Kiara Advani in a pivotal role. (With IANS Inputs) read more
The unofficial world’s smallest valentine is made of palladium atoms and gold atoms deposited on a carbon film. Image credit: University of Birmingham, Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory The World’s Smallest Spontaneous Atomic Valentine (PhysOrg.com) — Shattering their own world record from two years ago, scientists from the University of Birmingham in the UK have created the unofficial world’s smallest atomic valentine. Their tiny heart measures approximately 5 nm x 3.5 nm, a significant downsizing of the 8-nm heart from 2010. “The spontaneously formed nanoparticles at room temperature tend to have irregular structures,” Li told PhysOrg.com. “Upon heating to 200-300 °C (473-573 K), marked structure transforms occur, resulting in more ordered and regular alloyed nanoparticles.” By controlling the annealling temperature and the order of the atoms, the researchers can control how the nanoparticles are chemically arranged. They added that, due to improved control of the heating, this year’s valentine is also more stable than the one from two years ago. As might be expected, these abilities come in handy for making other things besides tiny hearts. Image credit: University of Birmingham, Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory Citation: New record for world’s smallest atomic valentine (2012, February 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-02-world-smallest-atomic-valentine.html Explore further Image credit: University of Birmingham, Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory The nanosized valentine is too small to be seen by the human eye or even with an optical microscope since it’s smaller than a visible wavelength of light. PhD student Alina Bruma, under the supervision of Dr. Ziyou Li, took a few images of the heart last weekend using a JEOL 2100F electron microscope, which uses electrons rather than photons to produce images. The scientists work at the university’s Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, which is headed by Prof. Richard Palmer.As Li explained, the “bumps” that make up the heart are made of palladium (Pd) atoms and gold (Au) atoms, which are arranged on an amorphous carbon film. The different colors are false colors produced by imaging software. The key to making the nanoparticles form the heart shape was heating the nanoparticles, which causes a structure transformation. “The ability to control the structure of nanoalloys may one day lead to new materials with novel properties, having potential applications in areas such as catalysis and optical devices,” Li said.The project is funded by EPSRC (UK) and EU COST Action “Nanoalloy”. © 2011 PhysOrg.com More information: University of Birmingham Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more
New Delhi: Free wifi facility is now available to passengers at around 2,000 railway stations across the country, officials said on Saturday. Rana Pratap Nagar railway station of Ajmer division in Rajasthan became the 2000th station in the country to have free internet facility, said RailTel CMD Puneet Chawla.”Our team is working round the clock and with each passing day, execution pace is only increasing. Yesterday we made 74 stations live and while we speak some more stations are being made live with free WiFi which is an incredible feat for us,” he said in an official statement. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataRailTel, a railway public sector undertaking (PSU), started providing free WiFi services at Indian railway stations with a vision of turning them into a platform for digital inclusion. In the first phase, the WiFi was made live at 1,600 stations across the country. Now, RailTel has roped in Tata Trust for providing the internet facility at remaining stations except the halt ones. The idea behind providing free wifi to these very small stations catering to mainly rural and low population density areas is to provide the people with state of the art internet facility, the statement said. read more
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities accused securities firms of manipulating stock prices during China’s market plunge and launched a crackdown Monday against unlicensed companies that financed speculative trading.The moves appeared to be aimed at deflecting blame from the ruling Communist Party for trillions of dollars in investor losses as China’s market benchmark plummeted 30 percent over the past month.They came as drastic official efforts over the past two weeks including a ban on sales by executives and big shareholders appeared to at least temporarily stop the decline that wiped out $3.8 trillion in investor wealth. On Monday, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed up 2.4 percent for its third straight daily gain but still was 23 percent below its June 12 peak.Investigators have found “evidence to suspect that individual trading companies are illegally manipulating securities and futures exchanges,” the police ministry said late Sunday. Its one-sentence statement said a criminal investigation was underway but gave no details of which firms were targeted.On Monday, the securities regulator ordered brokerages to sever ties with unlicensed companies that lend money to finance trading.The regulator also accused brokerages of improperly allowing customers to trade without giving their real names or to subdivide accounts to allow others to use them to trade.The stock market boom began last year after the state press said shares were cheap, which led investors to believe Beijing would intervene to prop up prices if needed. The collapse came after changes in banking regulations made investors suspect Beijing might withdraw its support. Regulators also tightened controls on lending to finance trading.Novice investors who rushed into the market near the peak have suffered heavy losses, souring sentiment toward stock investment. Patients with chronic pain give advice Sponsored Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies A joint Communist Party-Cabinet body that oversees the Internet ordered websites to remove advertisements from unlicensed companies offering loans for share trading.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home The price collapse could frustrate Communist Party plans to encourage the public to buy stocks and to raise money for state companies to pay off debts and become more competitive.More than 1,000 of the 2,802 companies traded on the mainland’s exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen also have suspended trading in their shares following the plunge in prices. That has left small investors locked into shares that some are under pressure to sell to repay loans.“It remains to be seen how the market holds up once all the artificial impediments to selling are withdrawn,” said Carl B. Weinberg of High Frequency Economics in a report.Official media have blamed the market slide on short-selling, rumors and misconduct, possibly by foreign investors.On Monday, the securities regulator ordered brokerages to sever ties with unlicensed companies it said were providing loans to finance trading and were given access to customers in violation of regulations.That was “to the detriment of the legitimate rights and interests of investors, seriously disrupting the stock market order,” the statement said. “As the market has stabilized, these illegal phenomena appear to have momentum to make a comeback that might again jeopardize the smooth operation of the stock market.” Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Comments Share read more
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Tiger Airways Australia has revealed four new domestic routes, including a return to Northern Territory services.The new routes are Melbourne to Alice Springs, Sydney to Alice Springs, Melbourne to Sunshine Coast and Sydney to Cairns.Tiger will recommence operations on the Sunshine Coast-to-Melbourne route on 27 March 2013, in time for the Easter school holidays, while Sydney-Cairns will begin on 04 April this year.The Sunshine Coast service will start with four flights per week, building to a daily service by June and adding over 130,000 seats annually to the route.The Alice Springs services will commence from 09 April this year.“The flights are perfectly timed to begin just as the new tourist season is firing up and is expected to bring an additional 150,000 new seats into the Territory,” Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan said.In related news, Tiger Airways will operate its first NSW intrastate route between Sydney and Coffs Harbour from 15 February 2013. Four new domestic routes added. read more
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Love the home you’re with: Property Brothers help clients with ‘forever homes’ TORONTO — Whether it’s a volatile real estate market that makes selling tough, or an attic full of memories that seem impossible to move, real-estate transformation twins Drew and Jonathan Scott are on a mission to help homeowners love the house they’re with.With “Property Brothers: Forever Home,” airing Wednesdays on HGTV Canada, the Canadian renovation gurus help remodel clients’ houses around the United States and Canada — including their own brother’s — into spaces they’ll love for years to come.The identical dimpled duo say they’ve encountered many emotional moments as participants sort through their belongings and spaces — from old photos, instruments and records, to door-frame markings measuring children’s heights — and find a new appreciation for them.“If you have all those sort of memories that are part of a home, it means even more to people than just buying a new place and renovating it,” Drew Scott said in a phone interview.“We really wanted to make sure that we’re cherishing all of those moments and those memories that people have in a house but making sure that it’s functioning for them in the way they’ve always needed, or that it looked as beautiful as they’ve always dreamed. There’s definitely a lot of ugly-crying.”The Vancouver-born stars even found themselves getting teary eyed while working on the Las Vegas home of their brother, JD (James Daniel), and his fiancee, Annalee Belle. Their father, who taught them all to be handy as young kids working on their ranch in Maple Ridge, B.C., helped with the makeover of the home that JD has lived in for about 10 years.“That was incredibly emotional for us,” Drew Scott said. “(JD) is a busy guy and he’s never really been able to fully commit to transforming his space, and it’s also felt like a bachelor pad for many years. Now he’s engaged and he and his soon-to-be wife are going to be living in the house and we wanted to make sure it had a bit of both of their personalities in it.”The Scott brothers have been renovating houses for 20 years, with Drew as the real estate expert and Jonathan as the licensed contractor and master builder. Their original Emmy-nominated show, “Property Brothers,” debuted in 2011 and has spawned many incarnations and launched them to international fame.“One of the biggest things people always said is, ‘”Property Brothers” is for people who are buying a new house and they want to renovate it. What about all of us who already live in a home, have so many memories, love the home but it’s just not perfect?’” said Jonathan Scott.“That’s who qualifies for ‘Forever Home.’ It’s more about the heart. We really want to find out why they fell in love with the home initially and we can fix all the other stuff so they fall in love with it again.”The new series includes homes in San Francisco and Las Vegas, as well as Toronto, where they had so many people apply they decided to extend the number of episodes there from 20 to 32.The twins have made it a collaborative process, incorporating the homeowners’ wishes and needs to make the house fresh and functional, and complement and beautify what’s most important to them.“We listen and all the little details that these homeowners say, we write it down and find clever ways to incorporate it,” said Drew Scott.“This is important for everyone to know: We are two men who actually listen,” he added jokingly.Scenarios included a multi-generational home where the recently widowed matriarch wanted to move back in, and one where a couple raised a family that included 32 foster children over the years.“They said to the kids at one point, ‘We received an inheritance, do we want to go buy a bigger house and a different house?’ and the kids said, ‘No, this is all we’ve ever known, this is our home, we love this place,’” said Jonathan Scott.“So things like that you can’t just replace.”Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 17, 2019 10:02 am PDT Drew Scott, left, and Jonathan Scott arrive at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. Whether it’s a volatile real estate market that makes selling tough, or an attic full of memories that seem impossible to move, real-estate transformation twins Drew and Jonathan Scott are on a mission to help homeowners love the house they’re with. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Richard Shotwell/Invision read more
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